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Australia - Fertilizer consumption per unit of arable land

(kilograms per hectare)
in 2014

Though Australia fertilizer consumption fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 2005 - 2014 period ending at 54.2 kilograms per hectare in 2014.

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Fertilizer consumption measures the quantity of plant nutrients used per unit of arable land. Fertilizer products cover nitrogenous, potash, and phosphate fertilizers (including ground rock phosphate). Traditional nutrients--animal and plant manures--are not included. For the purpose of data dissemination, FAO has adopted the concept of a calendar year (January to December). Some countries compile fertilizer data on a calendar year basis, while others are on a split-year basis. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.

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Date Value Change, %
2014 54.2 10.13 %
2013 49.2 5.53 %
2012 46.6 2.96 %
2011 45.3 -2.24 %
2010 46.3 27.77 %
2009 36.3 -14.91 %
2008 42.6 -8.99 %
2007 46.8 7.72 %
2006 43.5 -3.11 %
2005 44.9 -11.95 %
2004 50.9 10.24 %
2003 46.2